Friday, December 23, 2011

Elfie has been busy...

Elfie has been pretty busy the last few weeks at our house. 

Recently he was found in Ryan's bathroom, looks like he was trying to brush his teeth!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ryan got a surprise...

...when Ryan came home from Grammy & Papa's house on Saturday afternoon, look what he found!

He actually didn't like the fact that Elfie had been in his room while he was away at Grammy & Papa' he picked up all of his monster trucks and put them back in his room!  HA!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

That crazy Elfie...

This morning....this was the mantle.  (Can you see Elfie?)

Silly Elfie, he was playing Play Station while we were sleeping!

Ryan thinks Elfie is pretty smart!

Is 9 the Appropriate Age for Having a Girlfriend?

Let me set the scene for you, and prepare you for the conversation that took place in our house last night. 

I was in the kitchen making 132 meals/snacks/cake balls for upcoming Christmas Party Potlucks (ok, only 3 different meals but it felt like more than that!) and Ryan and Jake were eating dinner in the living room - Don't Judge!!!  It was pretty quiet in the house, except for the tv and Ryan gets up from his seat at the coffee table, walks over to Jake and the following conversation occurred:

Ryan:  (In a sad face/tone) Dad, when I'm 9 will I have a girlfriend?
Jake:  When you're 9?  Maybe.
Ryan:  Cause I really want one.
Jake: (Fighting back laughter) Oh really?
Ryan:  Yeah.  Do you remember (said someone's name but I couldn't hear him)'s girlfriend?  She was hot!  I want a hot one!

I'm pretty certain that school years are going to be lots of fun with this outgoing, funny, lady-charmer kid of mine!  :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New York City

Yesterday morning we were all buckled in the car and backing out of the garage when I noticed that there was frost covering the ground and all the houses in the neighborhood.
The following conversation took place:

Me:  Look at the frost on the neighbors houses.
Ryan: (Being as serious as can be) That's where the neighbors used to live, but they moved mom.
Me:  Yes, they moved.  But someday we'll have new neighbors there.
Ryan:  Where will they come from?
Me:  I'm not sure.  They could be from anywhere I guess!
Ryan:  Hmm....maybe they'll come from New York....City.

HA!  Maybe he's right.  Maybe our new neighbors will be from New York City!?  We'll have to wait and see!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Meet Elfie!

Meet Elfie!

This is Elfie, our Elf on The Shelf that comes to visit during the holidays, to keep an eye on Ryan and report back to Santa Claus on how well behaved Ryan has been!

This is Elfie having a little fun while we slept last night, having a snowball (marshmallow) fight with his bear friends!  Ryan thought this was hilarious! :)